Monday, August 17, 2009

Monumentally Blue
























No, I'm not feeling particularly miserable! The RSS challenge this time, which you will find here: http://www.readysteadystamp.blogspot.com
has ingredients which include a monument and the colour blue. Also required is at least one stamp, no cute, cuttlewax technique, (see their website for a tutorial) a metal embellishment and cork. I made two pieces this time, the atc was completed first, and I was trying to make a larger item with the same elements, but it wouldn't come out right. I stopped and went off to make a journal page or two, which turned out to be about the sea - they aren't quite finished yet, I may post them when I'm happier with them. So when I came back to the challenge the sea and seaside was in my mind. I love the seaside particularly in cold winter weather - I was brought up there - in summer it always seemed to belong to the visitors, and we all had to work in our holidays anyway. I was a waitress, assistant cook, chambermaid, shop assistant, but one of my schoolfriends, Jane, had a fabulous job (I thought) looking after the donkey ride! But in the winter it was given back to us - we had more free time and there was more room. Anyway, this Crafty Individuals stamp appealed to me immensely and reminded me of Jane so here it is on this little wall plaque. Yes it was near Blackpool where I lived as a teenager! The crown on the donkey's head is metal, the lettering is cork and mounted onto a cuttlewax piece. I hope Blackpool Tower counts as a monument - it's certainly monumental! The Big Wheel is there also. On the atc, the only cork is a picture of a cork in a bottle - but we were told cork in any shape or form!


13 comments:

scrapperjulia said...

What funky and fun projects! Love the crown on the donkey!

Rhonda said...

These are great Chris! Good background story. Cheers!

Corina said...

very cool and unique!!

Neet said...

These are so different - love how you have collaged on the one with the donkey.

Willy said...

Both are great, Chris!

Karen said...

These are great. I especially like the donkey hanging: Nice to have made it a reminder of 'home'.

IsaNorris said...

Great projects!! Unique and unusual, just what I like
thanks for playing with RSS
isa

Lavender Rose said...

I love both of these Chris, wish I had half your imagination! I love the metal crown on the donkey, what a great touch! I have been thinking about this challenge for ages and finally got round to it but think I've made a mistake as it looks as if blue is the only colour we are supposed to use and I combined it with red, thinking it was OK as long as blue was in there somewhere???????

Tova said...

Very original !

Zoechaos said...

Blackpool! so recognizable from this. Love both pieces!

Line said...

very original, I love it!

P'tite Plume said...

Original and beautiful work!

Lesley said...

They both look fab! I love the donkey's crown! xx



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